* Indicates inclusion of synoptic assessment.
Students must complete all components (01, 02, 03 and 04) to be awarded the OCR A Level in English Language and Literature (EMC).
Students who are retaking the qualification may carry forward their result for the non-exam assessment component.
The qualification develops students’ ability to apply and integrate linguistic and literary approaches to a wide range of spoken and written texts. The texts are from different periods and include prose, poetry, drama and non-literary texts.
Students focus on the study of an OCR (EMC) anthology of twenty spoken and written non-fiction texts from different time periods, types of text and contexts. Some of the spoken texts in the anthology will be spontaneous or semi-spontaneous talk, but will be confined to texts that are for a public audience.
Texts will be refreshed after three years; centres will be notified in advance.
Students explore poetic and dramatic texts through stylistic and dramatic analysis.
There are two sections:
This component draws on the discipline of stylistics to foster an integrated study of linguistic and literary approaches to poetry and drama.
The set texts will be reviewed after three years and may be subject to change. Centres will be informed of any changes one year in advance.
Students explore the nature of narrative in one prose fiction text from a choice of six and produce an original piece of writing in the narrative genre.
There are two parts:
Students must complete both components (01 and 02) to be awarded the OCR AS Level in English Language and Literature (EMC).
Students study a wide range of spoken and written texts from different times including three substantial texts, which include prose, poetry and non-literary texts. They apply both linguistic and literary approaches to inform their responses to and appreciation of the texts.
Students focus on an anthology of twenty written and spoken non-fiction texts from across different time periods. There are two sections: